National Geographic : 1944 Jul
Look Up, Builders of Tomorrow! In steadily increasing numbers, United Na tions aircraft are utilizing a new structural material. It is known as DURAMOLD. And it is being used in a great diversity of applica tions, all the way from dropable gasoline tanks that add hundreds of miles to a plane's nor mal range, right on up to the entire structure of the plane itself. The current acceptance of DURAMOLD has been gained only after thousands of man hours spent in research for suitable materials, in engineering that pioneered an uncharted course of new techniques, and in testing of finished products that subjected them to pun ishment far in excess of actual usage. By the DURAMOLD process Fairchild engineers permanently mold layer-on-layer of wood, fabric, paper or even glass cloth, with special adhesives applied under heat and pressure, into single and multi-curved sur faces of uniformly high quality. DURAMOLD takes to the skies today as another example of Fairchild's "touch of to morrow". The builders of many of tomorrow's civilian products, far removed from the field of aviation, may look to DURAMOLD as a new basic material which has already proved itself in the toughest test of all-the stress and strain of war. Writefor free illustratedbooklet BUY U. S. WAR BONDS AND STAMPS F AIRCHILD ENGINE AND AIRPLANE CORPORATION 30 ROCKEFELLER PLAZA, NEW YORK Ranger Aircraft Engines Division, Farmingdale, L.I. Fairchild Aircraft Division, Hagerstown, Md.... Burlington, N. C . Duramold Division, New York, N. Y. Subsidiary: Al-Fin Corporation, New York, N.Y. * Affiliated: Stratos Corporation, New York, N. Y.